Rhodes, is the largest island that belongs to the island group of Dodecanese. It lies on the eastern section of the Aegean Sea and is just a few nautical miles from Turkey. This charming island is the favourite jump-off point by sailors and vacationers who are visiting popular destinations around Dodecanese. Rhode’s considered as one of the greenest islands in the Aegean Sea. It features densely covered forest and a rocky and arid coastline. The island’s capital, which bears the same name, is an upscale tourist destination with all the facilities and establishment you would expect from such destinations, complete with fine restaurants, shopping centres and nighttime entertainment spots. It features one of the most well-preserved medieval castles in Europe (a World Heritage Site in fact), a castle that is still pretty much the center of the main city of Rhodes. Once the base of operations of the Knights Order of Saint John, the Medieval Old Town is now packed with restaurants, bars and sun-baked, bougainvillea-filled verandas. Studded with monuments from the classical to the hellenistic to Byzantium to crusader and ottoman times, Rhodes is definitely a must for anyone even remotely interested in history. Typical village life also remains evident in the Island, and you can see the strong elements of authentic Greek lifestyle in the village of Faliraki.